Terrapin Sound Czech | Terrapin Beer Company

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87
very good
138 Ratings
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Terrapin Sound CzechTerrapin Sound Czech
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 08-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
138
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Zazzi82
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty solid, drinkable beer. Optics and clarity are on-point, smell has a nice toasted sesame cracker, hay and pepper spice. Flavor isn't just a bland watery pilsener, definitely has some spice (peppercorn, maybe some clove) elements to it that adds dimension to the base.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgf17
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden colored with just a trace of haziness. There's a sold inch of creamy dishwater white on top. The aroma is of grassy hops and pale malt. I'm tasting more grassy hops than pale malt. The body is very delicate and quaffable. This has plenty of flavor and is very refreshing.

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Photo of MAJ85
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flabby.

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Photo of Gully13
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great take on the style. A little more hoppy than the ones across the Atlantic, it still remains clear and not too complex. It's what I'm looking for in a good pilsner, unpretentious and great on a hot day.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

DATE: February 9, 2017... OCCASION: toasting a nice snow day with the family... GLASSWARE: Penn State pilsner... pours a thick, sudsy two-finger white head that forms even, balanced coral lacing... a light golden body sports healthy effervescence that can be seen through its translucence... tart banana, lemon zest, cracker, and light spices make for an inviting take on the style... first draft is a stern, medium-bodied with a smooth intake and a reasonably lingering aftertaste... pleasant, easy-drinking, and textured enough to avoid a simple mouth-rinser... banana, lemon, light bread malts, and some spiciness--pepper?--with the unmistakable noble hops that evokes garden hose metal.... slightly buttery and floral too... having chosen this as the "Atlanta" representative at the Super Bowl party last week--and downing more than a few with little effort--I can attest that it is a serviceable pilsner that offers enough of a flavor profile to not be lost in the shuffle of pilsners...

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Photo of duvel1979
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of shivtim
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours thinky hazed, medium straw producing 2+ fingers of soap bubble foamy, somewhat lasting, white head that diminishes to small islands of surface foam leaving bubbly steaks, splotches & webs of lacing. Aroma is pure crisp, clean & dry pilsener with biscuit & cracker malts; lemon & grassy hops. Taste is Pilsener yeast, cracker/biscuit malt, floral, lemony, grassy noble hops, peppery finish with a pleasant & lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp, clean & dry with a nice peppery prickle. There is watery hint in the mouth, the reason for the light medium body designation. A good but not great example of the style. It is nevertheless very pleasant & drinkable.

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Photo of breakdownbbe
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very lively! Would be perfect for getting hammered in a Swiss meadow, or something. Lots of grass on the nose. Wish the feel was a bit more crisp, but a very worthy beer!

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Photo of dlin0sbb
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ithacabaron
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fine, brassy hue into my glass. Head is little to non-existent, but there's decent lace and nice, right bubbles. Solid.

Aroma is super clean, super dry, super fresh. Floral, but restrained. Lemon verbena and a whisper of turmeric. Nice, but lacking the green grassiness I look for with Czech examples.

Flavor is also super focused and tight. A little corn, some ginger tang. Super dry. Just dying to be paired with fatty or fried foods. Still missing the herbal, grassy, fresh notes I want, but so be it.

Mouthfeel is foamy and loose. Could be a bit firmer, but not too shabby.

Overall, a recommended pint! Above average, if failing to reach true transcendency.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sound Czech Pils has a hazy, straw-colored, bubbly appearance, a thick, mousy, white head, and heavy lacing left behind, on the glass. Aroma is very rich- strong, sweet, full barley malt and cracker. Taste is of that, with vibrant, grassy hop bitterness, leading the charge. Mouthfeel is medium, and Sound Czech finishes crisp, clean, and highly refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 2.49. Best by 12/10/16, I'm hoping canned 9/10/16 instead of 4 or 6 months from the best by date. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours an opaque, pale straw yellow with just over two fingers of white head. A splotchy, full layer of retention spreads to a fluffy ring that leaves a few scattered trails of lace.

Cracker, biscuit, grass and some vague spice in the nose. Simple and straightforward.

No surprises in the taste. Crisp, crackery malt, pepper, grass and bread. A very smooth and easy drinking blend.

Light, silky feel with surprisingly soft carbonation. Aftertaste of cracker, dried grass and faint spice.

Terrapin has an easy drinker in Sound Czech. It may not inspire me but successfully hits the right notes.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-09.16.16. consumed 10.24.16.

A: Hazy lemon brass coloring shows a good deal of effervesce. Antique white head is rigid and foamy, holding rather well. Lacing decorates the vessel rather well nicely. Really nice coloring, lasting topping.

S: Lemony flower aroma, decent strength per style, with lightly dried orange peel, and dried pilsner grains. Earthy semi-dry flowers close things out.

T: Flavor is zesty, and sharp, lemony orange hops are bright and lightly dry, with a sense of dry pilnser grains. Lager yeastiness provides a bite that was big and strong on the swallow. Bready, dry.

M: Mouthful was really crisp, light bodied and well suited per style.

O: Big on flavor, and hops, very crisp, lemony flower and pilsner strength with a lager yeast bite. Definitely big on flavor and hops, spicy, bold and flowery essence. very good to style.

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Photo of Vylo
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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